At the southern edge of Death Valley National Park lies Tecopa Hot Springs Resort, a campground and hotel for travelers looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of modern living. Tecopa began as the region’s largest settlement of Native peoples, then called Yaga, prized for its natural hot springs, wetlands, and wildlife amid the desert.

The area still holds the remains of the mining camps that prospered in the late 1800s. Today the resort welcomes guests to discover the healing powers of the mineral-rich natural hot springs in its five private soaking tubs, with onsite wellness services from local a local massage therapist. The surrounding desert landscape offers colorful sunsets followed by dark night skies for stargazing., and miles of trails to explore the extreme yet lively wilderness.


1.Rooms, Suites, Dining & Spa

Rooms, Suites, Dining & Spa
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Accommodations at Tecopa Hot Springs Resort include a campground with dry and full-hookup sites, monthly rentals for RV space and group camping rates. With either one king or two queen sized beds, the resort’s 12 motel rooms are suited for two guests, with an added charge for additional guests. The resort also offers separate cabins with varying amenities including a kitchenette, queen and twin beds, and pet-friendly accommodations.

Dining

The Bistro at Tecopa Hot Springs Resort serves New American Cuisine for lunch and dinner Friday through Sunday, with live music Saturday evenings.

In nearby Shoshone Village, The Crowbar Café and Saloon serves handcrafted cuisine in a historic 1930s building with traditional western atmosphere. The restaurant also serves as a popular venue for weddings, music festivals and barbecues, with a patio, stage, and dance floor.

Guests at Tecopa Hot Springs Resort can also find groceries and supplies at The Charles Brown General Store and Gift Shop to prepare meals back at camp or them in-room kitchenette.

Spa

The natural hot springs at Tecopa Hot Springs Resort are available to guests 24 hours a day to soak away aches and pains in the mineral-rich waters. Campers and guests staying in cabins have access to the bathhouse, with two private soaking tubs, a communal area and men’s and women’s showers.

The motel has three of its own soaking tubs for motel room guests, with direct access to the soaking tubs in two of the motel rooms. The resort sometimes offers on-site wellbeing services from a local therapist to complement your visit to the hot springs.

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Recreational Activities

The 40-foot Yaga Labyrinth is a meditative space on the property, similar to a maze, made from stones collected from the surrounding landscape. Named as a tribute to the indigenous Paiute people who inhabited what is now known as the village of Tecopa, the Yaga Labyrinth offers spacious views of the mountain peaks and desert plains of Death Valley. The area offers unique opportunities for stargazing, with viewing peaking on weekends before and after the new moon. The central office at the resort supplies star charts for guided star gazing.

The resort is also home to the TAG Art Gallery, featuring the works of local artists in a rotating exhibit. The gallery also sometimes offers art-related workshops and events. Things to Do Nearby

China Ranch near Tecopa is a small family owned and operated date farm, with miles of hiking trails through the Mojave Desert. Just a one-mile walk from the ranch lies the Amargosa River, a haven for the area’s wildlife. Visitors exploring the trails may see coyote, foxes, badgers, bobcats, more than 100 species of birds, and many species of reptiles. Interpretive guided wildlife walks offer a deeper look at the plants, animals, and history of the desert. Old abandoned mines also dot the landscape. Mine shaft entrances in the area around China Ranch make great photo opportunities but are considered dangerous and should never be entered. The Ranch itself produces several varieties of California dates in a grove of date palms planted in the early 1920s. The Gift Shop offers date products from whole fruit to baked goods and jellies, as well as and hand-crafted gifts for sale.

Death Valley National Park is the nation’s hottest, driest, and lowest national park, encompassing over 3 million acres of wilderness in southwest America’s vast desert. Despite these extremes, the area is home to a wide range of plant and animal species. Visitors can explore the park by its hundreds of miles of backcountry roads or follow cross-country hiking and biking routes.

Gift shops spread throughout the area offer a range of merchandise from Native American art to polished stones, clothing, and jewelry. Other local vendors produce soaps, clays, honey, and jams to take home.

860 Tecopa Hot Springs Road, P.O. Box 25, Tecopa, CA 92389, Phone: 760-852-4420

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